Nicaragua Maracaturra Natural
When Luis Valladarez received his first seedlings as a gift, he put everything he had into nurturing them. Maracaturra is a fragile plant that’s very susceptible to changes in weather. Growing, harvesting and producing this lower-yield plant proved a time-consuming labour, but one that reaped golden rewards.
The Buenos Aires farm coaxes complex, beautiful flavours of stone fruit and the sweetness of honey from this extremely rare coffee.
The maracaturra varietal is what is known as a hybrid varietal. It is thought to have appeared in the 1800s from a naturally occurring cross pollination between maragogype, giant coffee beans, and caturra, one of the original arabicas planted throughout Central America. The family-run Buenos Aires Estate has been producing this coffee variety for over 30 years. The family of coffee farmers is known for experimentation using different processing methods and bean varieties to increase and enhance the cup attributes of their coffees.
1,800 M ASL
Strawberry, Apple Notes